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Go on, you know you want to. RAF Hawaiian shirts

Old 29th May 2021, 11:49
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Erm I'm not what you would really call a fashion guru, buuuuut, something about "being seen dead in public " wearing one springs to mind.

On the other hand, the enthusiast market may have no such reservations....
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Old 29th May 2021, 11:56
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Nice, but don't wear those shirts when visiting Hawaii. Honolulu and Waikiki might work, but they won't go down well elsewhere!
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Old 29th May 2021, 15:13
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Originally Posted by Hokulea View Post
Nice, but don't wear those shirts when visiting Hawaii. Honolulu and Waikiki might work, but they won't go down well elsewhere!
Iíll remember that when Iím on the big island in a few weeks. Do ensure the golf courses are all open.
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Old 29th May 2021, 18:06
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These are also proper nasty - 65% polyester...
Gonna be sweaty as F!
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Old 29th May 2021, 20:13
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JAJ Here are some top tips on how to stay cool from the Aussies (who should know what they are on about)
Remember being in Darwin (before Cyclone Tracey) and visiting the Darwin Motel which had a very large notice outside which said 'Clean Singlets Must Be Worn' !

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Old 29th May 2021, 23:09
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The Aussies do have a somewhat 'individual' approach to casual wear....

Shivering in a light pullover at a Brit barbi' once, an Oz mate remarked to his host that he was more used to warmer climes and normally Aussies "Just wear singlets and thongs at a barbi'...."

She was somewhat taken aback at this, until it was explained that 'thongs' are the Aussie name for flip-flop beach shoes!

Enjoy Big Island, West Coast!

Many years ago, our 'helpful' HQ staff made the accommodation booking for us. Arriving at the Hilton, we were told that they had no record of any such booking. "Have you got 16 rooms available?", they were asked. "Yes sir", so we duly booked in.

Some weeks later, a rather terse note arrived from Hilton demanding to know why we'd been 'no show' for the bookings. Then the penny dropped - our HQ people didn't realise that Hickam was on Oahu, so rather than the Hilton Hawaiian on Waikiki, they'd booked the Hilton on Hawaii aka 'Big Island'...... Quite a large bill for that up-cock!!

I just checked my Aloha shirt and can report that it was Made in the USA by DeeCee!!
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Old 29th May 2021, 23:54
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The Darwin Motel clearly had more stringent standards of dress than the Fanny Bay Hotel (also in Darwin). I remember a sign outside the latter (again pre-Tracey), which said "Clean vest and shorts on Sundays".
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Old 30th May 2021, 00:40
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Well as Hawaii is part of the USA then the label Made in the USA is correct.
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Old 30th May 2021, 06:25
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Wore my best Aloha shirt tonight to a Beach Boys concert tonight. I wasn’t alone in doing so. Unfortunately the shirt was made in Malaysia, maybe have to get me one of those RAF shirts now.
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My favourite group of the '60s, West Coast! A pity that Dennis and Carl aren't still with us and Brian's voice is, let's say, not what it was....

I remember the astonishment I felt when I bought the Good Vibrations single (6/8d in old money - according to the inflation calculator and currency converter that's around $96 today....) - and the Pet SoundsLP was, and still is, totally epic!

60th anniversary year - that's some going!!
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West Coast/Beagle

Westie, have a great time in the Islands - been there twice and it poured both times; but the north coast of Oahu was simply stunning.

Drove down from Portland to San Diego with Ms BB in 2009; nothing better than that with the Beach Boys on the car radio with the roof down. Took ten days to do it with an unforgettable weekend in the Marines Memorial Club in San Francisco ( Happy Hour was fantastic). Big Sur was also memorable. San Diego is one of my favourite US cities.
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Old 31st May 2021, 09:51
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OK, I've done my wardrobe check.

Honolulu "Aloha" shirts ... made in China.
Assorted "Been There" t-shirts [Hawaii, Jamaica, South Africa)... made in Mexico.



HI State Fish ... HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUAPUA'A ... Easy to say after a bit of practice!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reef_triggerfish

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Old 31st May 2021, 10:03
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HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUAPUA'A
Sounds like constipated straining followed by relief!
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Old 4th Jun 2021, 08:37
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Rumour has it they are coming back into fashion.
what, the aircraft 😉😆😆
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Old 5th Jun 2021, 22:46
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Be different, just do not stand next to me lol.
A sample shown, no nothing to do with me, but ermmm some of you might like em.

https://www.merchgift.com/collection...Hdg1bw0MSK4rok








Is that a Lynx sneaking in at the bottom of the Puma shirt?
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